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Benjamin G. Shapero, PhD


Accepting New Patients


Accepting patients by clinician referral only.

Please check with our practice to confirm your insurance eligibility as it may change.



Clinical Interests
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Medical Education
  • PhD, Temple University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Dr. Benjamin G. Shapero is an Assistant in Psychology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Shapero received his BA in Psychology and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Temple University. He completed his clinical internship in the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Track and his post-doctoral fellowship at the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) and Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program in the Psychiatry Department at MGH. Dr. Shapero conducts cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and mood disorders with children, adolescents, and adults.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research

Dr. Shapero’s program of research is focused on identifying and modifying risk factors associated with psychiatric disorders. His work incorporates a developmental perspective on understanding the causes and course of mood disorders, with a particular focus on stress-related vulnerability factors that impact the development and maintenance of depression throughout the lifespan. His commitment to examine the relationship between environmental stressors and individual vulnerabilities has been central to his research focus. He has published numerous manuscripts documenting the transactional relationship between risk, life stress, and mood disorders. His goal is to develop evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat psychiatric disorders.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Depression Clinical and Research Program
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Phone: 617-726-3855

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